Sky Vision

Sky Vision takes ITN series to MIPTV

BSkyB-owned distributor Sky Vision has acquired rights to three titles from current affairs producer ITN Productions – one looking at one of the UK’s most famous independent schools. The 8x60mins Harrow will launch on BSkyB’s flagship pay TV channel Sky1 HD later this year and will offer “an insightful and comprehensive look at one of […]

Neillis exits Sky Vision after short stint

Angela Neillis has exited Sky Vision less than three months after joining the UK distributor from BBC Worldwide to head acquisitions. The sales arm of pay TV platform BSkyB is hunting a new head of acquisitions following Neillis’s departure, which was confirmed this morning. She had joined Sky Vision in January following Sky’s acquisition and […]

UKTV history channel buys Sky Vision, Electric Sky docs

UKTV factual channel Yesterday has acquired two docs for a strand about macabre and fascinating stories from our past, Alexander’s Lost World and Mummy Mysteries. The broadcaster picked up 6x60mins Alexander’s Lost World from BSkyB’s distribution arm Sky Vision. A copro between Sky Vision and David Adams Films, the series follows filmmaker David Adams as […]

Sky Vision strikes US kids content deal

  Sky Vision has sold a package of preschool series to US kids content platform Kidobi. It has acquired Castle Farm, City of Friends, Hana’s Helpline, Happy Valley, The Music Makers and Jakers from Sky Vision, the distribution arm of UK pay TV platform BSkyB. The shows will be available on Kidobi’s online platform and […]

Jane Millichip joins Sky Vision

Sky Vision’s recruitment drive has continued with the hire of Jane Millichip as director of sales and global brands. Millichip is in the final weeks of her current position as managing director of Zodiak Rights. Her departure from Zodiak was announced late last year. In the newly-created role at Sky Vision, the distribution arm of […]

Sky Vision hires Karen Wise

Sky Vision, the distribution arm of UK pay TV operator BSkyB, has hired Karen Wise as head of sales. Wise was previously head of sales at (now defunct) Target Entertainment. At Sky Vision she will report to Leona Connell, head of global sales, and oversee sales to the US, Benelux, Ireland and Israel. Separately, Sky […]

Sky Vision hires first head of acquisitions

UK-based distributor Sky Vision has poached former BBC Worldwide commercial manager Angela Neillis and she will take the newly-created role of head of acquisitions. At Worldwide, Neillis worked with numerous factual and drama-producing indies and her appointment comes as Sky Vision, the distribution arm of News Corp.-backed pay TV platform BSkyB, seeks to add scripted […]

The vision for Sky Vision

Carl Hall and Sophie Turner Laing tell TBI about how the freshly minted Sky Vision will be adding Sky’s upcoming original dramas to its slate as well as working with Sky News and Sky Sports to bring new programming to market. Distribution guarantees mean Sky can fully fund Plans to package and sell Sky News […]

BSkyB rebrands Parthenon as Sky Vision, to launch at MIPCOM

British pay operator BSkyB is rebranding Parthenon to Sky Vision following its acquisition of the international distributor. The new company is launching at MIPCOM with a raft of documentary series including David Attenborough’s 4x1hour Kingdom of Plants and Galapagos, both of which are produced by Atlantic Productions. TBI understands that the new company is also […]

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